The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Security Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network Security Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security Engineer
Rank 639 789 674
Rank change year-on-year
+150 -115
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 254 113 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.10% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.11% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 202 82 143
Average salary £47,500 £43,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.46% -7.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £59,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
106230 104914 110587
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.72% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88114 86181 94870
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Network Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer within the UK.

Network Security Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 within the UK.

Network Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +125 245 £47,500 +10.46% 29
London +57 112 £51,000 +2.00% 14
South East +32 69 £45,500 +16.78% 2
Berkshire +37 33 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Reading +34 32 £48,750 +50.00% 1
City of London +48 28 £49,250 +3.68% 6
East of England -12 26 £40,000 +42.85% 6
North West +5 17 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Cheshire +13 14 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Surrey +7 13 £42,500 +20.63%
West Midlands -8 13 £38,250 -5.55% 2
Hertfordshire - 13 £40,000 - 3
Buckinghamshire - 13 £52,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire +7 10 £50,000 +78.57% 1
Hampshire -9 10 £45,500 +5.81%
Wales - 9 £42,500 - 1
South Wales - 9 £42,500 - 1
South West -5 8 £47,250 - 1
Birmingham -8 8 £38,250 -7.27%
Yorkshire -31 8 £45,000 +2.85% 1
High Wycombe - 8 £52,500 -
Kent +10 7 £47,500 +111.11%
Leeds -4 7 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire -16 7 £45,000 -
Warrington - 7 £40,000 - 1
Stevenage - 7 £40,000 - 1
Hounslow - 7 £52,500 -
Cardiff - 6 £42,500 - 1
Maidstone +13 5 £52,500 +133.33%
Marlow - 5 - -

Network Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Network Security Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Network Security Engineer in their job title.

1 431 (94.31%) Network Security
2 387 (84.68%) Cisco
3 375 (82.06%) Firewall
4 278 (60.83%) Cisco Certification
5 275 (60.18%) CheckPoint
6 225 (49.23%) CCNP
7 222 (48.58%) Juniper
8 152 (33.26%) VPN
9 133 (29.10%) F5
10 130 (28.45%) Cisco ASA
11 122 (26.70%) WAN
12 115 (25.16%) CCNA
13 114 (24.95%) LAN
14 95 (20.79%) TCP/IP
15 93 (20.35%) SSL
16 85 (18.60%) Windows
16 85 (18.60%) CCSA
17 82 (17.94%) OSPF
18 81 (17.72%) BGP
19 78 (17.07%) Finance
19 78 (17.07%) CCSE
20 76 (16.63%) Blue Coat
21 71 (15.54%) Security Cleared
22 66 (14.44%) Microsoft
23 61 (13.35%) Cisco IOS
24 59 (12.91%) Information Security
24 59 (12.91%) EIGRP
25 57 (12.47%) DNS
26 56 (12.25%) Linux
27 54 (11.82%) SC Cleared

Network Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Network Security Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Network Security Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (5.25%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.09%) IIS
2 5 (1.09%) Apache
3 4 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.22%) Lync
Applications
1 32 (7.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.19%) MS Office
3 4 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.44%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 431 (94.31%) Network Security
2 375 (82.06%) Firewall
3 152 (33.26%) VPN
4 130 (28.45%) Cisco ASA
5 122 (26.70%) WAN
6 114 (24.95%) LAN
7 95 (20.79%) TCP/IP
8 93 (20.35%) SSL
9 82 (17.94%) OSPF
10 81 (17.72%) BGP
11 61 (13.35%) Cisco IOS
12 59 (12.91%) EIGRP
13 57 (12.47%) DNS
14 47 (10.28%) MPLS
15 45 (9.85%) Wireless
15 45 (9.85%) Junos
16 41 (8.97%) IPsec
17 37 (8.10%) Cisco Nexus
18 31 (6.78%) Cisco PIX
18 31 (6.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (7.44%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.66%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Selenium
1 1 (0.22%) WebDriver
General
1 78 (17.07%) Finance
2 43 (9.41%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.84%) Legal
4 8 (1.75%) Law
4 8 (1.75%) Retail
5 7 (1.53%) Games
6 6 (1.31%) Banking
7 3 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.44%) Advertising
8 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.31%) Web Services
2 4 (0.88%) Middleware
3 3 (0.66%) .NET
3 3 (0.66%) CSS
4 1 (0.22%) SOAP
4 1 (0.22%) WSH
4 1 (0.22%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.69%) PKI
2 25 (5.47%) Computer Science
3 23 (5.03%) Hedge funds
4 14 (3.06%) SecurID
5 12 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
6 11 (2.41%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (0.88%) Statistics
8 4 (0.88%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.66%) IPTV
9 3 (0.66%) Social Gaming
9 3 (0.66%) Online Games
10 2 (0.44%) Cryptography
10 2 (0.44%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.22%) Replication
11 1 (0.22%) AVVID
11 1 (0.22%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 85 (18.60%) Windows
2 56 (12.25%) Linux
3 21 (4.60%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (4.60%) UNIX
4 19 (4.16%) Windows 7
5 14 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.31%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.44%) Android
8 1 (0.22%) CentOS
8 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (12.91%) Information Security
2 48 (10.50%) Network Management
3 47 (10.28%) Load Balancing
4 35 (7.66%) ITIL
5 25 (5.47%) SIEM
6 22 (4.81%) Change Control
6 22 (4.81%) Problem Management
7 20 (4.38%) Network Design
7 20 (4.38%) Project Management
8 18 (3.94%) Asset Management
9 17 (3.72%) Change Management
10 16 (3.50%) Kalman Filter
11 15 (3.28%) Migration
12 14 (3.06%) Penetration Testing
12 14 (3.06%) Algorithmic Trading
13 11 (2.41%) Network Monitoring
14 10 (2.19%) Cyber Security
15 9 (1.97%) Line Management
16 8 (1.75%) Security Architecture
16 8 (1.75%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (7.88%) Perl
2 30 (6.56%) SQL
3 25 (5.47%) PowerShell
4 14 (3.06%) Python
5 10 (2.19%) Shell Script
6 6 (1.31%) Ruby
7 5 (1.09%) PHP
7 5 (1.09%) C++
8 3 (0.66%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.44%) C
9 2 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 278 (60.83%) Cisco Certification
2 225 (49.23%) CCNP
3 115 (25.16%) CCNA
4 85 (18.60%) CCSA
5 78 (17.07%) CCSE
6 71 (15.54%) Security Cleared
7 54 (11.82%) SC Cleared
8 36 (7.88%) CISSP
9 35 (7.66%) Degree
10 31 (6.78%) CCIE
11 29 (6.35%) JNCIS
12 27 (5.91%) CCSP
13 25 (5.47%) CCDP
14 16 (3.50%) JNCIA
15 12 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (2.63%) CCDA
16 8 (1.75%) MCSE
16 8 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
17 7 (1.53%) Check Point Certification
17 7 (1.53%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (7.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (3.72%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.31%) QA
4 4 (0.88%) COBIT
4 4 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (0.44%) SLA
6 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (5.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (3.72%) Active Directory
3 16 (3.50%) ProxySG
4 9 (1.97%) Snort
5 6 (1.31%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.66%) vSphere
6 3 (0.66%) UAG
7 2 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.22%) XenApp
8 1 (0.22%) Nmap
8 1 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 32 (7.00%) FortiGate
2 20 (4.38%) Cisco CUCM
3 12 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (1.09%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (0.66%) SCOM
6 2 (0.44%) Cacti
6 2 (0.44%) SCCM
6 2 (0.44%) OpenView
7 1 (0.22%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 387 (84.68%) Cisco
2 275 (60.18%) CheckPoint
3 222 (48.58%) Juniper
4 133 (29.10%) F5
5 76 (16.63%) Blue Coat
6 66 (14.44%) Microsoft
7 54 (11.82%) Fortinet
8 42 (9.19%) VMware
9 39 (8.53%) McAfee
10 33 (7.22%) SolarWinds
11 28 (6.13%) Nokia
12 26 (5.69%) Citrix
12 26 (5.69%) Aruba
13 20 (4.38%) HP
14 18 (3.94%) Websense
15 16 (3.50%) Sourcefire
16 15 (3.28%) Symantec
17 14 (3.06%) Brocade
17 14 (3.06%) Riverbed
18 12 (2.63%) SonicWALL
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Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum Includes Excellent Bonus & Benefits
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